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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His earliest novels were bestsellers, but his popularity declined later in his life. By the time of his death he had virtually been forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and responsible for Melville's drop in popularity… (more)



by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab...

Bartleby, the Scrivener

by Herman Melville

The narrator, an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, title deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. The narrator already...

Bartleby, el escribiente

by Herman Melville

Narra la historia un abogado de nombre desconocido que tiene su oficina en Wall Street, Nueva York, quien, según sus propias palabras, "en la tranquilidad de un cómodo retiro, trabaja cómodamente con los...


by Herman Melville

Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy...


by Herman Melville

Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated...

Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville

En 1799, el capitán Amasa Delano ancló en la bahía de una isla desierta del litoral chileno. A la mañana siguiente apareció en el lugar un misterioso navío, el Santo Domingo. Las maniobras de éste hicieron...

El vendedor de pararrayos

by Herman Melville

El vendedor de pararrayos es un cuento poco conocido de Herman Melville, autor reconocido por su biblico Moby Dick. El cuento se ambienta en medio de una tormenta cuando llama a la puerta de una casa un vendedor...


by Herman Melville

Ein älterer Rechtsanwalt berichtet als Icherzähler von einem seiner Schreiber namens Bartleby, den er eines Tages in sein von Hochhäusern umstelltes lichtloses Büro in der Wall Street aufnimmt. Bartleby...

Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville

En 1799, au large des côtes du Chili, un bateau américain conduit par le capitaine Delano croise un bateau espagnol en piteux état, le San Dominick. Delano embarque à son bord pour proposer son aide. La...